Honest assessment on 2018

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Re: Honest assessment on 2018

Post by cqtiger » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:46 pm

Well we are the Wests Tigers so picking how a season will go for us prior to a game being played is impossible.

Did anyone honestly predict 2005?
We built strongly for 2010, 2011 we delivered better on fans hopes.
Then came the crash of 2012 where we were actually one of the premiership favourites - we all know how that ended up. Been downhill ever since.

We don’t have ANY stars now, we have a couple of kiwi reps who aren’t guaranteed national selection. We don’t have any current SOO reps but hey we had a couple of those and they didn’t get us anywhere either.

I’m a typical Tiger fan, I am always confident early in a season and I support the guys that trot out in our colours. We flogged Souths in round one last year and I was so confident of a big year. Then ...

My gut tells me we will be in a 3 way fight for eighth position this year.
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Post by supercoach » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:50 pm

Bottom 4

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Post by eyewonder » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:01 pm

if you want an honest assessment, read what the experts have to say in publications like the telegraph,
eveyone that contributes on this forum has their fingers crossed,of course.

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Post by greatodensraven » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:02 pm

supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:50 pm
Bottom 4
Of the top 8 for mine

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:04 pm

supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:50 pm
Bottom 4
Out of curiosity, what makes us weaker than sides like Souths, the Dogs, the Titans and Warriors?


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Post by sheer64 » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:04 pm

If we have a good run on the injury front, and Brooks can take control and improve his short kicking game, I think we are a shot at a top 8 spot. We will be a champion team not a team of champions.
Today we saw a true champion in Winx, and a true bludger in Cleary!

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Post by WT2K » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:05 pm

On the cusp of the top 8.
No more plodders!
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Post by TIGER » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:12 pm

Main concerns.
Brooks
Our backrow is weak in my opinion.
Im not sold on Liddle i think our 9 and 7 are pretty ordinary.
Our edge defence

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:19 pm

We will go on a good streak mid- late season and finish 7th and then win the grand final by 12 points.

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Post by Cairnstigers » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:26 pm

So it's settled then
If Brooks has a blinder this season we win the comp
It's not all about Brooks
If every player does his part it takes the pressure off Brooks
I believe we have a better team on paper this year then we did last year
I guess will will need to wait till September to find that out

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Post by supercoach » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:26 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:04 pm
supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:50 pm
Bottom 4
Out of curiosity, what makes us weaker than sides like Souths, the Dogs, the Titans and Warriors?
Negatives
1 kicking game
2 spine
3 speed
4 virtually a whole new team to gell together
5 goal kicking
6 lack of a X factor player
7 draw
8 5 home grounds

Positives
1 Cleary

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Post by Cairnstigers » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:28 pm

supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:50 pm
Bottom 4
Party pooper
Lay dawn and cop this :deadhorse:

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Post by Cairnstigers » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:29 pm

supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:26 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:04 pm
supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:50 pm
Bottom 4
Out of curiosity, what makes us weaker than sides like Souths, the Dogs, the Titans and Warriors?
Negatives
1 kicking game
2 spine
3 speed
4 virtually a whole new team to gell together
5 goal kicking
6 lack of a X factor player
7 draw
8 5 home grounds

Positives
1 Cleary
You too :deadhorse:
Anyone else

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:32 pm

supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:26 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:04 pm
supercoach wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:50 pm
Bottom 4
Out of curiosity, what makes us weaker than sides like Souths, the Dogs, the Titans and Warriors?
Negatives
1 kicking game
2 spine
3 speed
4 virtually a whole new team to gell together
5 goal kicking
6 lack of a X factor player
7 draw
8 5 home grounds

Positives
1 Cleary
Kicking game is an unknown.
No way is our spine any worse than the above teams named
We might not have much speed, but that’s not everything. Guys like Noffa amd Fonua will be invaluable coming out of our own ground.
The draw is tough, but we have to play everyone sooner or later.
Not sure what 5 home grounds has to with winning and losing. It’s actually 3 not 5 anyway. I don’t count 1 game here or there as a home ground.

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Post by Cairnstigers » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:37 pm

If we make the eight I'm flying to Sydney to have drinks with all the positive people on this forum who believe we can make the 8
Those negative forum'rs can pay for our drinks
Now who's in

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Post by Spud Murphy » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:54 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:46 pm
I need to see some trial form.

On paper we have the best depth we have ever had
On paper we have the best forward pack we have ever had.
We also have the best coach we have had in a long long time.

But there was so much change that needed to happen since we ran the last guy out of dodge that its hard to tell how far along we are.
This is pretty much my thoughts as well. Very hard to know how we'll go with what is practically a whole new team, but those first three points give me hope that we can make the top 8. The first 6 weeks will be a real test, but why not?

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Post by Tigerdon » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 10:07 pm

eyewonder wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:01 pm
if you want an honest assessment, read what the experts have to say in publications like the telegraph,
eveyone that contributes on this forum has their fingers crossed,of course.
DT Experts = Oxymoron

Rothfield, Hooper ect = Chumps
in Ivan we distrust

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Post by supercoach » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 10:17 pm

Cairnstigers wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:37 pm
If we make the eight I'm flying to Sydney to have drinks with all the positive people on this forum who believe we can make the 8
Those negative forum'rs can pay for our drinks
Now who's in
It’s not about being positive or negative, it’s about being realistic. Bookies don’t always get it right, but they set their boards by looking at all the information available and comparing it with all the other starters and they risk doing a lot of cash if they get it wrong. Anyway they have us near the bottom and I see that as a realistic assessment.

Like all other Tigers fan I hope we blitz it, but I really think we may struggle. You can bag the crap out of me if Iam wrong.

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